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Active Learning Resources (Himmelfarb Library): Create Recordings

About Recordings

  • There are a variety of types of recording programs available - which one is right for you will depend on what kind of recording you intend to do:
    • If you want to create a narrated powerpoint show to use as pre-work, consider Camtasia
    • If you want to deliver a live, online instructional session, consider BlackBoard Collaborate
    • If you want to record a live class, consider Panopto
    • If you just need to create an audio accompaniment  to a PowerPoint presentation, consider a Narrated PowerPoint Show
  • Take a look at this page to see what options are available and who to contact for more information
  • Questions? Contact Tom Harrod (tph@gwu.edu or 202-994-3683)

Deliver Webinars

  • BlackBoard Collaborate Ultra - this program is available to all faculty with access to BlackBoard through GW.  This program allows you to set up and run webinars and even invite guest speakers who are not affiliated with GW.
  • For More Information - The Information Technology Lab (ITL) has created an FAQ page for Collaborate Ultra: https://instruction.gwu.edu/blackboard-collaborate-ultra-live-virtual-classroom
  • Live Help and Support - contact Tom Harrod (tph@gwu.edu) for one-on-one instruction and ongoing support in using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.

Record Class Lectures & Pre-Work

  • Panopto - this software is installed in many of the instructional rooms in Ross Hall.  It will record your slides and what you and your students say during class, as well as videotape you during the session.
  • More Information on Panopto from the Center for Faculty Excellence. Includes guides and tutorials as well as contact information for individual support.

Record Online Lectures & Pre-Work

  • Camtasia - available on select computers in the Himmelfarb Library, will allow you to make a video/audio capture of your PowerPoint slides or other computer-based content.  You can also embed quizzes and other interactive content.
  • Camtasia tutorials: Check out this series of tutorials on the basics of Camtasia.
  • Headphones w/ Mic - for use with Camtasia, to record audio tracks. (can be checked out from Himmelfarb - see 'Finding equipment and software' tab)
  • Webcam - record yourself in real-time talking through your slides or other content and overlay that on your Camtasia recording. (can be checked out from Himmelfarb - see 'Finding equipment and software' tab)
  • Multimedia Curricular Workstation (Himmelfarb 307F) - this workstation provides access to Camtasia and more and can be reserved.  
  • Live Help and Support - contact Tom Harrod (tph@gwu.edu) for one-on-one instruction and ongoing support in using Camtasia.

Record an In-Person Event or Guest Lecturer

  • Webcam Kits – the Himmelfarb library loans kits containing a webcam, tripod, & USB extension cable to support a variety of recording situations. (can be checked out from Himmelfarb - see 'Finding equipment and software' tab)
  • Digital Camcorders & Tripods - the Himmelfarb library also loans digital camcorders and tripods (can be checked out from Himmelfarb - see 'Finding equipment and software' tab)
  • Contact - Catherine Sluder (crharris@gwu.edu)

Narrated PowerPoint Show

PowerPoint - it is possible to create an accompanying audio recording within Microsoft PowerPoint - check this link for more details on doing this in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010.

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